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Saturday, October 10, 2015


(“Shattered view of an artist” – oil on canvas by WP van Heerden)

The Tatham Art Gallery’s Schreiner Gallery will host an exhibition by WP van Heerden titled Shattered Views from October 18.

In the Shattered Views series, the artist explores the inequalities of the country in which we live, observing small injustices that remain as a legacy of past wrongs. Each naïve narrative painting is a subtle mockery of the status quo that keeps South Africans in a state of separation and mutual suspicion.

There will be a right-brain exercise workshop on October 24 from 10h00 to 13h00. The group will converse and create an imaginary landscape with their words, individually represented in diluted oil colour.

Shattered Views opens on October 18 at 10h30 for walkabout at 11h00. It will run until December 6 at 17h00. WP van Heerden will be painting in the Schreiner Gallery on December 6 from 10h00 to 16h00 and will be happy to engage with visitors.

The Tatham Art Gallery is situated opposite the Town Hall in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h00 to 17h00. Café Tatham is open on Saturdays. Safe parking with a car guard available. More information on 033 392 2801 or visit